A teenage cousin from Guatemala who left home to escape poverty was among the 53 deadly immigrant truck horror victims in Texas
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A mother overwhelmed by the sadness of a boy — Pascual Melvin Guachiac Sipac — was called by a parliamentarian on Wednesday and her son's body was found behind a sultry tractor. Said it was in-a trailer after being abandoned in a remote area of San Antonio,Washington Post said.
Maria Sipac Coj said Pascual left Sololá's house 15 days ago to live with his father in Houston.
"He was very excited to be with his father again," she said in tears.
According to the Washington Post, her heart-wrenching mother still has her son's last message stored on her phone.
"Mom, today they take me to the trailer," it says.
Pascual's cousin and traveling companion, Juan Wilmer Tulul Tepaz, was also one of the worst victims of immigrant smuggling in US history.
Pascual's mother is in Guatemalan media, she Was reported to have said the boys had left. According to Reuters, to escape the poverty of their hometown, where residents speak the Mayan K'iche'.
Juan was reported to be 13 years old and Pasqual was reported to be 13 or 14 years old.
Citing local media, Reuters told his family on Monday that he was heading to San Antonio.
Two sisters from Guatemala, Carla and Griselda Carac Tambriz, were previously identified as one of thevictims. Was.
U.S. Congressman Henry Cuera (D-Texas) tells Reuters that fateful immigrants are believed to have crossed the U.S. border and remained "hidden" before the fatal incident on Monday. Told. Apparently it broke down.
Quera, whose district covers part of San Antonio, is track driver Homero Samorano Jr., 45, but the nearby field is a powerful stimulus for law enforcement agencies in his system. He said he reported that he was found in.
Customs and border protection officials have also been charged with federal human smuggling thathas been sentenced to death. Facing Zamorano told Reuters — His system contained methanephetamine.